The rate of divorce among parents of children with disabilities is extraordinarily high. Matters relating to child support, custody, and special education decision-making arise during a divorce proceeding which can affect children with special needs. In particular, issues related to child support and eligibility for government benefits are often unaddressed. Our office will work with parents and their divorce attorneys to discuss child support, government benefits, and other related factors. Attorney Sandy has unique and extensive experience providing legal guidance and representation for families with special needs in the Nassau and Queens County, NY as well as the surrounding areas.
qualify for these benefits, individuals must fall below a certain income level. Child support payments from a parent may be counted toward their income and disqualify them from receiving the benefits they rely on. However, it is possible to have child support payments ordered by a judge into a Supplemental Needs Trust, which prevents the money from being counted as income and disqualifying the disabled individual from SSI.
Attorney Sandy has assisted many clients with setting up a Supplemental Needs Trust in the past. As such, she is prepared to guide you through the process. When working with her, she will explain your options, assist in drafting trust documents, guide you through child support proceedings, and more. Her ultimate goal is to help make sure that you can receive the payments you need to take care of your child without risking your SSI.
Facing divorce can be a difficult prospect for any individual, but this is especially true if you have a special needs child, or if you yourself are disabled. There are a number of potential pitfalls that could result in serious concerns in the future, and as such it’s important to contact an attorney for assistance. Attorney Sandy is a compassionate, knowledgeable lawyer who commits herself to the wellbeing of her clients. She always has your best interests at heart, and will work diligently in order to assist with your situation. She aims to provide you with reliable legal assistance so that you can feel confident moving forward.
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